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  • This Wheel's on Fireby Levon Helm; Stephen Davis

    Chicago Review Press 2013; US$ 15.99

    The singer and drummer of the Band details, in this book, the history of one of the most influential groups of the 1960s. While their music evoked a Southern mythology with their beautifully crafted, image-rich songs, only their Arkansan drummer, Levon Helm, was the genuine article. This updated edition of his life story includes a new epilogue that... more...

  • Felaby John Collins; Banning Eyre

    Wesleyan University Press 2015; US$ 19.99

    An intimate portrait of the Afrobeat legend more...

  • Beethovenby Richard Wagner; William Ashton Ellis

    The Floating Press 2008; US$ 6.99

    Ludwig van Beethoven (1770 - 1827) is one of the most famous and influential classical musicians of all time. He was particularly instrumental in the transition from the Classic to the Romantic. He was born in Germany but lived from his early twenties in Vienna. There he studied under Haydn and became recognized for his prodigious talents. Though Beethoven... more...

  • Beethoven, as Revealed in His Own Wordsby Ludwig van Beethoven; Friedrich Kerst

    The Floating Press 1904; US$ 6.95

    The following book consists of brief biographical commentaries about Beethoven, each followed by sections of quotations attributed to the muse. In these quotes, Beethoven demonstrates his intense preoccupation (or obsession) with thinking artistically and intelligently, and with helping to alleviate man's suffering by providing man with musical... more...

  • Mozart: The 'Haydn' Quartetsby John Irving

    Cambridge University Press 1998; US$ 28.00

    A guide to Mozart's most famous string quartets, dedicated to his friend, Joseph Haydn. more...

  • Deadheadsby Linda Kelly

    Skyhorse Publishing 2015; US$ 16.99

    "One of the best books on the Grateful Dead." — Rolling Stone Just what was it about the Grateful Dead that made them rock and roll?s most beloved band? In Deadheads , those with the real story, who were there and are still listening to the music, explain it all. Grateful Dead lyricist John Perry Barlow talks about his lifelong friendship with... more...

  • Kris Kristoffersonby Mary G. Hurd

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2015; US$ 44.99

    With a career in music and film that has spanned over forty years, Kristofferson began as a singer-songwriter. In this book , Mary G. Hurd surveys the life and works of this highly respected American songwriter, exploring the uncommon depth and lyricism of his work. more...

  • Avantgardistische Chormusik als komponierte Negative Theologieby Tobias Hermanutz

    Tectum Verlag 2015; US$ 18.76

    Innerhalb der musikalischen Avantgarde der 1960er Jahre schufen Komponisten wie György Ligeti, Dieter Schnebel, Helmut Lachenmann oder Heinz Holliger eine völlig neue Art von geistlicher Chormusik. Die bis dahin geltenden Konventionen wurden gezielt zerschlagen, was musikalisch nicht selten zu provokativen und verstörenden Ergebnissen führte. Analytisch... more...

  • Chopinby James Huneker

    The Floating Press 1900; US$ 6.99

    Frederic Chopin (1810 - 1849) was one of the most influential musicians of the 19th Century. Discovered as a child-prodigy pianist in his native Poland, he later travelled to France, where he remained after the Polish uprising of 1830-31. There he gave few public performances, but worked as composer and piano teacher. He later became a French citizen... more...

  • Der Kastrat und seine Männlichkeitby Sibylle Unser

    Diplomica Verlag 2009; US$ 12.20

    Im 17. und 18. Jahrhundert, das sogenannte goldene Zeitalter des Kastratengesanges, wurden tausendfach Knaben aus dem einzigen Grund kastriert, um ihre kindliche Stimme zu erhalten. Bekannt sind uns heute noch die klangvollen Namen Farinelli und Caffarelli. Doch nicht jeder, der dieser Operation unterzogen worden war, erlangte solche Größe. Die Autorin... more...